DC Triathlon Club

Pat Dougherty

June, 2018

Pat grew up playing baseball and football then began dabbling in endurance sports as a college junior. After his first (and only) stand alone marathon in 2000 went famously wrong, he swore off running altogether only to come to his senses several months (and pounds) later. He attempted his first triathlon, Capital of Texas Sprint, in 2003 on something of a whim, using a rented wetsuit and his campus beach cruiser, and was instantly hooked on the multisport lifestyle. He upgraded his gear and began training a little more seriously, racing all distances from sprint to IM between 2003-2015 before taking a couple years off from racing while stationed in Japan. Pat moved to D.C. in 2017 and quickly found the D.C. Tri Club. 2019 will be his second year racing with the elite team after a successful freshman campaign in 2018.  He loves racing all distances but prefers the Olympic and 70.3 distances.

Date of Birth/Location: 12 October 1979, Scranton, PA
Years Racing: 13
Athletic Background: Played football and baseball in HS; started running in college; picked up triathlon in grad school
Height: 70”
Strengths on the course: None, I’m just decent at all three sports
Goals for 2018: Stay healthy, have fun, go fast
Favorite Places To Train: Riding in the Sierra Nevadas and Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, and my all-time favorite place has been College Station, TX, which is where I first got into triathlon.
Favorite thing when not swimming, biking, or running: Spending time with friends and family
Favorite food: pizza
Fun Fact: I have two tattoos?
Fav Race distance: 70.3
Fav Race: Try Andy’s Tri
Social media:
IG: pat_dougherty
2019 race schedule:
  • Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon 3/31
  • Rumpus in Bumpass (Oly) 4/20
  • Bear Triathlon (Oly) 5/19
  • Eagleman 70.3 6/9
  • TBD
  • 2018 race schedule:
  • Bear Triathlon (Oly)
  • Jamestown Triathlon Festival (Oly)
  • Rev3 Williamsburg (70.3)
  • Age Group Nationals (Oly)
  • Army 10-miler
  • SwimRun North Carolina
2018 Race Schedule:
  • Rock n Roll half marathon
  • Rumpus in Bumpass
  • Eagleman 70.3
  • Rev3 Williamsburg
  • USAT AG Nationals